Toddler saves baby brother
Maygene de Wee, Die Burger
Cape Town - The quick response by a four-year-old boy on Saturday saved his own life and that of his baby brother.
Grant Miller, who does roof repairs, was taking measurements at a house in Durbanville when he heard his obviously petrified son Vaughn shout: "Pappa, Pappa."
Miller, 32, says he rushed to his car in which Vaughn and his 2-year-old brother Sean were waiting.
"The dashboard was on fire."
"Fortunately there aren't electric windows in the back and Vaughn managed to wind down the window."
Miller broke the window and freed Vaughn, who was in a child seat. He also managed to get Sean out.
Miller says the car, which had only 8 000km on the clock, burst into flames minutes later.
The extreme heat of the fire even caused the tyres to melt.
Mother Mariska says Vaughn is her hero.
"If he hadn't thought of opening the window and shouting to his dad... I don't even want to think what could have happened.
She said the children had been taken to hospital for a check-up, but they fortunately hadn't been injured.